82.4 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
By the end of 2020, 82.4 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. That was an increase of 2.9 million people over the previous year, and the world’s forcibly displaced population remained at a record high. This includes:
Although the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the rate of new displacement in 2020, new asylum claims still remain high. In 2020, asylum-seekers submitted 1.1 million new claims.
Nearly equivalent to the entire population of Germany.
of people displaced across borders come from just five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar.
Primary, Secondary and Higher Education:
Number of refugee school-age children not in school.